Policy     Economics     Technologies

BUBE: Better Use of Biomass for Energy
Background Report to the Position Paper of IEA REDT and IEA Bioenergy

This report aims to provide a document that gives guidance on the issue of biomass energy policies in OECD countries. How can the use of biomass for energy be improved, in order to make better use of sustainable biomass potential and increase the positive and reduce the negative impacts? 

The first step in the biomass-to-energy chain is supply and production of the biomass. These processes can be improved by various means, in particular by improving domestic supply and trade and reducing the environmental impact of biomass production. The use of land for bioenergy crop cultivation and any associated land use changes are key to the environmental performance of bioenergy, its socio-economic impacts and competition with food and feed. The second step is conversion and use. The key issues for improving these steps in the biomass-to-bioenergy chain are improving the efficiency of conversion and use and using low-carbon auxiliary energy sources in the processes. To support policy-makers in their efforts to improve policies related to biomass for energy, the report also provides a list of criteria for better use of biomass for this purpose.

This study was jointly commissioned by IEA RETD and IEA Bioenergy. The main conclusions and messages from this project were published in a joint IEA RETD and IEA Bioenergy Position Paper and presented at the COP15 in December 2009. This paper can be downloaded here and at www.iea-retd.org.


Authors CE

Geert Bergsma
Harry Croezen
Bettina Kampman
Benno Schepers

Delft/Darmstadt, July 2010

position paper
presentation 'Better Use of Biomass for Energy'


Tweets by @cedelft

Waarom kiezen voor de planeconomie? Column Frans Rooijers over Klimaat- en Energieakkoord #energieakkoord op Energi… https://t.co/S4PPQTlB8z
13-12-2017 09:55

Article - Evaluating the environmental impact of debit card payments https://t.co/IfnNwC3p0b
07-12-2017 16:23

Rapport Net voor de Toekomst - scenario's voor investeringskeuzes van netbeheerders in infrastructuren https://t.co/W4mUsLCuZ0
07-12-2017 16:04

Gezamenlijke visie om Omgevingswet, regionale energiestrategie en warmtetransitieplan lokaal gelijk te gebruiken… https://t.co/YwHhzl338d
06-12-2017 16:30

Position paper @CEDelft t.b.v. hoorzitting/rondetafelgesprek Kunststofketen en zwerfafval Tweede Kamer d.d. 30 nove… https://t.co/fLEooSyZL6
30-11-2017 12:32